with the hair, it doesn’t look good.” Nor does it heal better. One concern about procedures is Caeserean section and the site of cutting. Pfannenstiel incision, or a cut along the pubic line, is favoured for C-sections. And having pubic in the way is among concerns for healthworkers.
The initial concern was for reducing risk of infection. But bodies of recent research have shown no increased significant risk of infection between women who shaved, didn’t shave or just have long pubic hair trimmed.
Researchers found instead women found perineal itching more of a nuisance, and concluded there was “insufficient evidence” to recommend perineal shaving for women on admission in labour.